Pond Maintenance Braintree

Pond Maintenance in Braintree: Calling in some outside help to get your bedraggled garden back into shape, isn't something to be ashamed of if you never seem to have enough time to do it yourself. Now, some Braintree people choose to fetch in a professional gardener while others plump for the "guy down the street" who tinkers around with gardens. Whilst even professional Braintree gardeners don't always have formal qualifications, they can usually be relied upon to have more horticultural knowledge than any "fellow down the street" is apt to have. If you are still not sure, read the rest of this article.

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You need your cherished garden to be given a degree of respect by whoever is looking after it. This means that finding a local Braintree gardener who does a good job and can be trusted should be your aim. This is particularly crucial when your garden contains shrubs and trees which require special attention. Get a dependable Braintree gardener, not a "rogue trader".

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Large and small gardens alike need routine maintenance with various jobs that need attending to. In spring and summer you should organise more frequent gardener visits as the jobs that need doing increase. The list of the most common gardening jobs will come as no surprise and includes the likes of lawn mowing, general tidying, weeding and hedge trimming. Jobs like repairing fences, waste clearance, cleaning driveways and patio installation are also something most Braintree gardeners will tackle.

Don't expect to get a decent gardener for peanuts, while that "fellow down the road" might only ask for £10 to £12 per hour, you're unlikely to get a professional for much less than £20 an hour. Certainly for the first visit you should reckon on your gardener needing more than an hour to get the job done. Most gardeners will have a minimum visit time of 2 hours. Getting to and from your house, unloading and re-loading tools and equipment, and transporting your garden waste to the local tip are all factors that they have to consider before taking on a gardening job.

Don't pay any Braintree gardener in advance of the job being done, this is not the norm and they may disappear with your money. Of course gardeners often ask for payment in cash after the work is completed. No matter if you pay your gardener with cheque, plastic or cash, ask for a receipt, you don't want any disputes or arguments about payments down the road.

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Be transparent about your requirements before any work begins, give the gardener a rota of tasks that you would like to be done. Any self-respecting gardener will be more than happy to help you get your garden in order, use this help and guidance wisely. Ensure that the gardener will take away lawn cuttings, weeds and twigs afterwards, not all do this.

Remember to keep the gardener supplied with drinks if you are around while the gardening is being done. There is no telling what advantages may be gained by you for such little acts of kindness. Pop out for a chat with your gardener from time to time so you can benefit from their ideas and keep a friendly rapport. As with most things in life, moderation is the key. Keep chats short and to the point so that they can get on with what they are there for.

Certain Braintree gardeners will also assist you with pond cleaning, irrigation, plant selection, soft landscaping, water features, disease identification, plant sourcing, tree surgery, bush trimming, hedge planting, leaf collecting, greenhouse maintenance, strimming, tree planting, winter maintenance, artificial turf, mulching, potting out, shed replacement, garden tidying, snow clearance, garden watering, garden pest control, garden management, bedding plants, hard landscaping and other gardening jobs in Braintree, Essex.

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